Simon Morell's London based imprint throws us another Fine White release, this time courtesy of London's Danvers presenting some dope deep house on the dusty side such as the terrific opener "The Fix", "IKYL" and Terrell" gets more thumpin and funky, that double bass is a nice touch and those vocal cut ups behind smooth Rhodes keys remind us of Motor City Drum Ensemble Raw Cuts series. "Chroma" is the smoothest and most melodic track on here which is great for that Berlin summer open air vibe; yes it will appeal to Money $ex fans.
London's Danvers is part of the Wotnot music family, has a Monthly show on HoxtonFM and if that was not enough: is one half of Bristol duo Summits. He appears for the Monologues label with They Don't Program Themselves; three servings of quality deep house goodness as displayed on first track "Keep Right On" with its dusty shuffle supported by some soulful, sampled, R&B vocal work. It's a classic deep house featuring emotive elements such as a bouncy bassline, swirling rhodes and a thumping 808 beat on "Blind Method" while the title track is a slowed down and sexy R&B jam which we really enjoyed.
To our ears, it was Danvers who delivered the best moment on WotNot Music's recent Dancefloor Sweets Vol 2 EP. Here that label gives the sometime Hoxton FM DJ and fast-rising producer another chance to shine. Naturally, it's one he firmly grasps with both hands, laying down a quartet of contrasting cuts. Check out the breezy synth riffs and punchy, broken house rhythms of "Abraka", the 112 BPM deep house wooziness of "Sense 99", and the garage influenced old school shuffle of drowsy closer "Bodytown". Best of all, though, is "Linx", an inspired fusion of bubbly electronic motifs, Balearic deep house chords, sludgy vocal samples and fizzing jazz drums.
With the Christmas gorging season fast approaching, WotNot Music thinks it's an appropriate time to crack open a second selection box of Dancefloor Sweets. EMV128 kicks things off with the sugary soulfulness of "Warm 'n' Easy", a deliciously rich and tasty fusion of broken beat, future jazz and deep house. Galactic Ganesh impresses with the soft-centred, but hard-boiled electrofunk/house fusion of "Tell Me", before Danvers invites us to unwrap the gooey melodies and popping drum machine hits of "Hoxton 203". The last sweet in the tin comes from Body-san, whose dub-wise fusion of heavy bass, undulating organs and cheery positivity will leave you hungry for more.
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